Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > Weather-Cocked > Mission Control
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-05-2021, 09:23 AM
Joe Wooten's Avatar
Joe Wooten Joe Wooten is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,045
Default Familes of Faith School Launch May 13

My wife teaches 5th grade at Familes of Faith Christian Academy. When she started she told me the science books had a chapter on rockets and the space program and asked if I would do a rocket launch and build with them. The 6th, 7th, 8th and high school science teacher heard about this and asked if I'd also include them.

So, I now had a total of 34 kids to guide through building and launching their rockets. The school is on a large plot that I figured was about perfect for a B engine or even a C if winds are completely calm. Given the low level of building skills, I decided we would do Alpha 3's on A8-3 motors. I also would bring some of my fleet too....

We built the rockets on May 6th and based upon the forecast, would launch on the 13th.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-05-2021, 09:37 AM
Joe Wooten's Avatar
Joe Wooten Joe Wooten is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,045
Default

Some photos of one of the build sessions
Dangit! I ahve to resize the photos the wife took with her phone. Too big to upload.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-07-2021, 05:01 PM
Joe Wooten's Avatar
Joe Wooten Joe Wooten is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,045
Default

Okeydokey! I finally got the time to compress the photos. I had stern words for the wife about her not getting any of the kids rockets launching. In fact, unlike previous times where she could catch several in the early stages of lifting off, she caught none this time.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-07-2021, 05:03 PM
Joe Wooten's Avatar
Joe Wooten Joe Wooten is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,045
Default

Some build pics.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  20210507_101045_2.jpg
Views: 28
Size:  604.4 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  20210507_101130_2.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  512.7 KB  
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-07-2021, 05:05 PM
Joe Wooten's Avatar
Joe Wooten Joe Wooten is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,045
Default

Some launch day pictures
Prepping
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  20210513_092841_1.jpg
Views: 27
Size:  618.9 KB  Click image for larger version

Name:  Prep+1.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  822.4 KB  
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-07-2021, 05:21 PM
Joe Wooten's Avatar
Joe Wooten Joe Wooten is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,045
Default

I launched an old Centuri Long Tom I built over 36 years ago. The engine mounts in both the booster and 2nd stage had gone bad from heavy use and the main body tube on the 2nd stage had crimped.

I launched with a B6-0/A8-5
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:  LOng Tom Return.jpg
Views: 30
Size:  1.24 MB  Click image for larger version

Name:  20210513_142745_2.jpg
Views: 24
Size:  1.19 MB  
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-07-2021, 05:24 PM
Joe Wooten's Avatar
Joe Wooten Joe Wooten is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,045
Default

Not only were the winds completely calm, but I had only one failure of the Estes "starters" out of over 50 launches that day. I was prepared for a frustrating day of igniter failures, but was instead pleasnatly surprised.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-07-2021, 05:32 PM
Earl's Avatar
Earl Earl is offline
Apollo Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,276
Default

Good to see the smiles on the kids faces and what seems at least as a good level of engagement.

Thanks for adding your efforts to that program with he kids; the voice of experience and, one would suspect, a high enthusiasm level, had to add even more to the effort for the kids. Id been over the moon to do something like this at that age!

Earl
__________________
Earl L. Cagle, Jr.
NAR# 29523
TRA# 962
SAM# 73
Owner/Producer
Point 39 Productions

Rocket-Brained Since 1970
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-07-2021, 06:06 PM
Joe Wooten's Avatar
Joe Wooten Joe Wooten is offline
Master Modeler
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,045
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Earl
Good to see the smiles on the kids faces and what seems at least as a good level of engagement.

Thanks for adding your efforts to that program with he kids; the voice of experience and, one would suspect, a high enthusiasm level, had to add even more to the effort for the kids. Id been over the moon to do something like this at that age!

Earl


My wife has been teaching for years and I get to do this with her kids at least once a year. It is fun.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-08-2021, 04:42 PM
Fuse Eh!'s Avatar
Fuse Eh! Fuse Eh! is offline
Black Brant & Congreve fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 115
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Wooten
...I had stern words for the wife about her not getting any of the kids rockets launching. In fact, unlike previous times where she could catch several in the early stages of lifting off, she caught none this time.

Well now, it would seem that particular problem could be easily addressed with a re-launch... and okay, maybe a new camera/phone too, just to be on the safe side! From the looks on their faces in the pics you uploaded, I'm sure the kids would be up for that. And the school administration would likely have to agree that "God is the god of second chances." You could even cherry pick a few proof texts like Isaiah 43:18-19a and Job 33:29 to clinch the deal.

At any rate, thanks for doing the build and launch with the kids, and for sharing the pics with us on the forum!!
__________________
John

Was CAR-ACF# S 337
Was NAR# 91049
Was SAM# 0323

Life begins when the countdown reaches zero!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:23 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe 1998-2021